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 Sheffield

Destinations > UK > Yorkshire > Sheffield guide

Although probably more renowned today for the film The Full Monty than its ones thriving steel industry, Sheffield is a delightful city with a host of attractions and activities to enjoy.

Sheffield is England's fourth largest city and despite its industrial history and the images of industry that may come to mind Sheffield is the country's greenest city.

The surrounding area is simply stunning and Sheffield itself is close to the Peak National Park, which can boast spectacular synergy and is ideal for walking, climbing and mountain biking.

 
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 Arts

Crucible Theatre
Location: Norfolk Street
Telephone: 0114 249 6000

Library Theatre
Location: Tudor Square
Telephone: 0114 273 4102

Merlin Theatre
Location: 2 Meadowbank Bank
Telephone: 0114 255 1638

Montgomery Theatre
Location: Surrey Street
Telephone: 0114 272 0142

University Drama Studio
Location: Shearwood Road
Telephone: 0114 22 0200

City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery
Location: Weston Park
Telephone: 0114 276 8588

Graves Art Gallery
Location: Surrey Street
Telephone: 0114 273 5158

The National Centre for Popular Music
Location: Paternoster Row
Telephone: 0114 296 2626

Ruskin Gallery and Ruskin Craft Gallery
Location: 101 Norfolk Street
Telephone: 0114 273 5299

The Site Gallery
Location: Brown Street
Telephone: 0114 281 2077

The Turner Museum of Glass
Location: The University of Sheffield, Department of Engineering Materials
Telephone: 0114 222 5500

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 Attractions

Blue John Cavern
Here you can marvel at the wonders of underground earth while admiring these ancient water worn caverns. Enjoy a host of crystal formations, stalactites, stalagmite and of course the semi precious Blue John Stone.
Location: Castleton, Hope Valley
Telephone: 01433 620 638

The American Adventure
Set in 390 acres you can enjoy this amassing theme park, ride the tallest SkyCoaster in Europe or brave a ride on the worlds highest and wettest triple drop log flume plus much more.
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Telephone: 01773 531 521

Peace Gardens
The name says it all, come and relax and wonder around this beautiful garden and enjoy the water fountain, flowers, plants and craft work.
Location: Pinstone Street, Sheffield

Sheffield Manor and Turret House
Built in 1574 the Turret House still has many of its original features and stand in the center of what was the Deer Park of the Lords of the Manor of Sheffield.
Location: Manor Lane, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 275 9596

Traditional Heritage Museum
Explore the Locale folklore, customs and much more from Sheffield's past.
Location: 605 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 22 6296

Birley Spa
Enjoy a guided tour of the Victorian Bath House and spa in one of the few surviving Victorian spas set in beautiful grounds.
Location: Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe
Telephone: 0114 265 5355

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 Clubs

Club land in Sheffield is really coming into its own, the number of clubs is increasing and the variety of music and venue is growing. Listed below are some of the clubs available, however it is advisable to find out what music taste is catered for and weather this is your taste before you go.

The Arches
Location: 9-11 Walker Street
Telephone: 0114 272 2900

Capitol
Location: 14-16 Matilda Street
Telephone: 0114 276 3523

Club Uropa
Location: Eyre Street
Telephone: 0114 272 8403

Club Wow
Location: Broughton Lane
Telephone: 0114 243 5670

Corporation
Location: 1 Bank Street
Telephone: 0114 276 0262

Hallam Union
Location: Nelson Mandela Building, Pond Street
Telephone: 0114 253 4122

Josephine's
Location: Fountain Precinct, Bakers Pool
Telephone: 0114 273 9810

Leadmill
Location: 6-7 Leadmill Road
Telephone: 0114 275 4500

Millionaire's
Location: Carver Street
Telephone: 0114 275 0057

Niche
Location: 87-91 Sidney Street
Telephone: 0114 275 1414

Orchis
Location: 24 Carver Street
Telephone: 0114 273 8677

Planet
Location: 429 Effingham Road
Telephone: 0114 244 9033

The Republic
Location: 112 Arundel Street
Telephone: 0114 249 2210

The Rhythm Room
Location: 40 Charter Square
Telephone: 0114 276 6949

The Roxy
Location: Arundel Gate
Telephone: 0114 272 1927

Unit
Location: Trafalgar Court, Milton Street
Telephone: 0114 278 4520

University of Sheffield Students Union
Location: Western Bank
Telephone: 0114 222 8777

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 Leisure

Hillsborough Leisure Center
The whole family can enjoy this leisure center with an exciting leisure pool and an extensive fitness suite.
Location: Beulah Road, Hillsborough
Telephone: 0114 231 2233Ponds Forge International Sports Center
An Olympic standard swimming pool and the world's deepest diving pool. The pool also has a wave machine, lazy river and two 80-meter flumes, plus a sports hall and fitness suite.
Location: Sheaf Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 279 9766Graves Tennis and Leisure Center
Location: Bochum Parkway, Norton
Telephone: 0114 283 9900The Foundry Climbing Center
Location: Unit 2, 45 Mowbray Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 279 6331The Edge Climbing Center
Location: John Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 275 8899Sheffield Ski Village
Location: Vale Road, Parkwood Springs, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 276 9459Sheffield Ice Sports Center
Location: 2 Queens Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 272 3037

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 Pubs

There is certainly no shortage of pubs in Sheffield, there is literally something for everyone from quite drinking pubs to real ale taverns to lively pubs and modern bars. Weather you are shopping and pop in for a quick drink or decide to spend the evening you are sure to find drinking places to suite, many offer live music and good pub food

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 Restaurants


Chinese

Jade Palace
Location: 9 Shambles Street, Barnsley
Telephone: 01226 206 980

Cherrydale
Location: 22 Market Street, Penistone, Sheffield
Telephone: 01226 765 818


French

Le Bouquet Garni
Location: 369 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 680 386

Le Neptune
Location: 141 West Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 796 677

Lahlous
Location: 10 Commonside, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 679 873


Indian

Taj Mahal
Location: 177 West Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 720 596

Everest
Location: 59 61 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 582 975

Amraj
Location: Unit 8 Crystal Peaks, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 472 255


Italian

Sette Colli
Location: Eagle Grange, Bradford Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 855 856

Tratt Rom
Location: 438 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 665 491

Antonios Pizzeria
Location: 24 Union Street, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 739 056


Mexican

Viva Tequila
Location: 960 Gleadless Road, Gleadless
Telephone: 01142 654 414

El Sombrero
Location: 27-29 Regents Terrace, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 729 587

Gringo's Restaurant
Location: 219 London Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 584 700


Vegetarian

Eating Whole
Location: 25 Copley Road, Doncaster
Telephone: 01302 738 730

Chinkis Vegetarian Restaurant
Location: 353 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 250 1076

Nirmals
Location: 189-193 Glossop Road, Sheffield
Telephone: 01142 724 054

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 Shopping

Shopping in Sheffield is excellent, there are so many shops offering a wide variety of choice. There is everything from unusual bizarre catering for alternative tastes to fashion boutiques. Sheffield also has a traditional indoor and outdoor market with everything form great food to bric-a-brac and second hand clothes. The centre also has an indoor shopping emporium for the essential all weather shopping.

Just outside Sheffield off the M1 at junction 34 is the Meadowhall Shopping Center. One of Europe's most successful malls offer's you 270 shops a multitude of places to eat plus an 11 screen Warner Village cinema and much more. It is easy to see why the Meadowhall center attracts 30 million visitors a year.

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 Transport


Air

Manchester and Leeds Bradford Airport's are the nearest large airports. Sheffield City Airport is not far from the city and there is regular public transport connecting the city with the airport.


Car

Sheffield is easily accessed by car from the M1, and A1, which in turn are easily accessed by many roots. Ones in the centre there are many car parks to choice from in different part of the city, all of which are sign posted and pay and display.


Coach

National Express Coach services run all over the U.K. offering a good service from a wide range of pick up points and destinations.
Telephone: National Express - 0990 80 80 80


Rail

Sheffield train station is situated close to the center on Sheaf Street, there are services to here from all over the U.K. if not direct with good connections.
Telephone: 0345 48 49 50

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